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post #25 of Old 10-23-2012
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Re: Vancouver 27 vs Albin Vega 27

Agri, you'll find that there are fans of both cutters and sloops. A sloop has some advantages to windward. A cutter is more flexible, as John mentions, and you'll find it easy to balance the boat in all conditions, especially in heavy weather. I have a cutter and I can only see advantages to this rig, but that's just my opinion. You can always add a removable stay to a sloop to raise a storm staysail in heavy weather. This gives you a good storm sail plan with the advantages of a sloop for normal sailing. Let us know how the hunt for the boat goes and try to send some pics! Good luck!

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